In this newly created role, you will be joining an established and supportive HR team and will be focusing on both the performance management and absence management process. Reporting to the HR Manager this will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with all areas of the HR team and be able to make a significant contribution with future career development opportunities.

Key job information:

Salary: Up to £21,000 (dependent on qualifications and experience)
Hours: Full time 
Contract type: Permanent
Job description: HR Assistant job description
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About Prior's Court

Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 90 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our support team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. We are situated on 50 acres of parkland with various facilities including accommodation for our young people, a school with a wide range of facilities and offices.

The role of HR Assistant

This position will primarily support the Prior's Court Check-In process to ensure staff are provided with timely and regular feedback sessions in line with the Prior's Court performance management strategy.

Working in conjunction with the workforce planning team and the HR Advisor team this role will also provide support to the management of absence tracking across the site predominately within the Residential area.

You will ideally have experience within HR and an understanding of shifts and rotas.  We are also seeking someone who has strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask and be very comfortable with excel, to gain insight into statistics, data, and reporting.  With a can-do attitude, team approach and the ability to work independently, you will be able to naturally build relationships and communicate well at all levels.

Please read the full job description for further information.


We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. Find out more about the benefits we offer. 

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. Someone from the recruitment team will be in touch with you within 3 working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

Application links: 
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Contact us about this role

t: 0161 237 8081

e: [email protected]

All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.